I helped mom record her record. We went to Austin, which as a new adventure in itself. I have never been to Austin but always wanted to go. We didn’t get to do anything at all though because we just stayed at The Finishing School. We even slept there. It was ok. There was a backyard and lots of people to play with me. Here are some photos:
Mom and I had a beach day today. We just laid there. We ran around a little but mostly we just laid there. It was chill.
We flew back to Kentucky. Katie has been rehearsing, making lots of sound. I know she’s going on tour, I just don’t know when.
But the last few days have been a lot of fun because we’ve been playing with the nieces. The nieces are two people that I knew from their beginning. They are the only people I’ve ever known from their beginning. They get bigger every time we come home but they are still tiny. Their names are Wren and Lilou. They are crazy. I think they are drunk. They have also been helping Katie rehearse.
Anyway we went camping. The nieces hadn’t ever gone camping and neither had I, so we were embarking upon the unknown. So the first part of camping is kind of like hiking except we don’t move. We sit around a fire and I get to eat pieces of hotdogs. The nieces play with me, I run around and pee on things, it’s pretty good. But then it got dark. I thought “ok, why are we still here”. And then the nieces got in a TENT (which is basically a suspended blanket you can sleep under) I started to get scared because Katie was still talking to other people by the fire. And then it got very late and I was very sleepy and we got in a TENT! We slept ON THE GROUND. It was awful. I hated it so much. I couldn’t believe it.
Then the nieces woke up at 5:00am and were loud. Katie and I didn’t get any good sleep. It was terrible, and so as soon as the car door opened in the morning I jumped in. It was several hours before they packed up the cars, but I stood in the car and wagged my tail until I convinced everyone it was time to go home and go to bed.
When I get an uncomfortable hint of attention, I have found a solution. Mom calls it a “tick”. I move my mouth around and pretend yawn. I lick my lips.. that sort of thing. Mouth stuff. I pretend like I’m preoccupied with that so that the people don’t know how uncomfortable I am. I do this with long stares, when the humans are interacting in ways I don’t understand, when the cameras come out… it works in pretty much in any scenario that makes me the slightest bit uncomfortable.
Katie and I went on a very exciting adventure recently. The worst part about the adventures we go on is the “TRAVEL” . Let me tell you about “TRAVEL”. On the first day we took a car, to an escalator, to building with tons of people, to an airplane, to another building with tons of people, then a train, to another airplane, to an escalator, to a car. And that was just the FIRST day. Then we took a car to Katie’s rehearsal. That’s when the craziest thing happened! Jenny showed up! But then Jenny took me away from Katie and the rehearsal. (Jenny is my mom when Katie goes on tour) Then we got in Jenny’s car. Then I slept at her house but there was ANOTHER DOG THERE. Can you believe that? I leave for a year and another dog is there. His name is Pele and I don’t know how I feel about him. I can see he makes Jenny very happy but that makes me even more upset. I get carried away with my emotions sometimes. Anyways, then some time passed. It was either like a day or a month or two… I can’t tell because I’m a dog. Then Katie came and picked me up! Then another car. Then lots of car rides around to various people in our old home-town. That was cool because I got to smell some people and places I forgot existed. Then we had to do the car, escalator, building, airplane, building, train, airplane, building, escalator, car thing again. I don’t know why we travel. It’s kind of terrible. But I do it for Katie. I’d do anything for Katie.
Check out these photos of the TRAVEL
I’ve also included a photo of my new…friend? Pele.
Last week, Katie had “SURGERY”. I’m not sure what that means but she smelled like pain and so it was my job to be a good boy.
One of the perks of “SURGERY” is we are staying at our friends house with “AIR CONDITIONING”, which means it stays spring inside even when it’s summer outside. I like “AIR CONDITIONING”.
Another perk is MOM came in town. That is the person Katie calls MOM. (Which I agree is quiet confusing) I have no idea how she found us all the way from Kentucky but she did.
Katie said the “SURGERY” was for a medical issue that wasn’t all that serious. But I could tell she was afraid to got to the vet just like me. But she went and when she came back she was in pain. Her face said so. She has been sleeping a lot since then. We don’t take a lot of walks, and dad has done most everything for both of us. She takes pills that make her act funny, but every day she is getting back to normal. Here are some photos of me being a good boy.
Here’s how it goes.
The human settle into my bed. I spread out on the couch. Everyone falls asleep.
Then, I get a little lonely. A little cold. I’m ready for some contact.
I jump on the bed. The foot area works.
But then I’m kicked.
So I move up, laying up against a back or a tummy. Then someone rolls over.
I then move to where my back end is up against one human and my front end is up against another human. Double contact. It’s nice. I like to spread out. The humans are on the edge and make a secure border for me to sleep between.
Then I get a little cold and nestle up in the pillow area until one of the humans wakes up enough to let me under the blankets. Then I shift around a few times until I’m in just the right spot. It’s tricky to find just the right spot. I can’t see in there.
Then we all snuggle for a while like this.
Then the alarm happens.
And thats how it goes. Thats how we all get a restful nights sleep and are ready for a new day.